2024 Wells Fargo Championship Full Field: A Major Warm-Up, Minus Scottie Scheffler

The world No. 1 will sit out the signature event while still awaiting his first child.
May 7, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Wyndham Clark celebrates to the gallery after his win
May 7, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Wyndham Clark celebrates to the gallery after his win / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

The season's second major is next week at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., and most of the top PGA Tour players will get a warm-up for it this week.

The Wells Fargo Championship is a signature event, meaning an exclusive field of 70 players competing for a $20 million purse. But unlike the last signature event, the RBC Heritage, many of the game's best won't be coming in off an exhausting major week.

Also unlike the last signature event, this field won't have to deal with Scottie Scheffler. The world No. 1 went from winning the Masters to winning at Harbour Town, a back-to-back feat not seen since 1985. As he's still awaiting his first child, he'll sit out this trip to Quail Hollow.

Wyndham Clark returns as the defending champion. A year ago he grabbed his first PGA Tour win at Wells Fargo, then took that momentum to Los Angeles Country Club to win the U.S. Open six weeks later. Also in the field is Max Homa, a two-time winner who broke through as a first-time winner at the 2019 event.

Rory McIlroy is a three-time winner and, with Scheffler out, is the highest-ranked player in the field at No. 2 in the world. Taylor Pendrith arrives from the CJ Cup Byron Nelson, where he won for the first time on Tour and will make his first signature event appearance.

Quail Hollow gets back into the major rotation in 2025 for the PGA Championship, so the Wells Fargo Championship will move to a different site next year.

2024 Wells Fargo Championship Full Field

70 players
Åberg, Ludvig
An, Byeong Hun
Bezuidenhout, Christiaan
Bhatia, Akshay
Bradley, Keegan
Burns, Sam
Cantlay, Patrick
Clark, Wyndham
Cole, Eric
Conners, Corey
Davis, Cam
Day, Jason
Dunlap, Nick
Eckroat, Austin
English, Harris
Finau, Tony
Fitzpatrick, Matt
Fleetwood, Tommy
Fowler, Rickie
Glover, Lucas
Grillo, Emiliano
Hadwin, Adam
Harman, Brian
Henley, Russell
Hodges, Lee
Hoge, Tom
Homa, Max
Horschel, Billy
Hovland, Viktor
Hughes, Mackenzie
Im, Sungjae
Jaeger, Stephan
Kim, Si Woo
Kim, Tom
Kirk, Chris
Kitayama, Kurt
Knapp, Jake
Kohles, Ben
Kuchar, Matt +
Lowry, Shane
Malnati, Peter
Matsuyama, Hideki
McCarthy, Denny
McIlroy, Rory
Moore, Taylor
Morikawa, Collin
Murray, Grayson
Noren, Alex
Pavon, Matthieu
Pendrith, Taylor
Poston, J.T.
Power, Seamus
Putnam, Andrew
Rodgers, Patrick
Rose, Justin
Schauffele, Xander
Schenk, Adam
Scott, Adam +
Simpson, Webb +
Spieth, Jordan
Straka, Sepp
Svensson, Adam
Taylor, Nick
Theegala, Sahith
Thomas, Justin
Todd, Brendon
Tway, Kevin
Woodland, Gary +
Young, Cameron
Zalatoris, Will

+ - Sponsor Exemption

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